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The Father of Video Games passes on at age 92

posted Dec 8, 2014, 1:27 AM by Barny CK
Ralph H. Baer, The Father of Video Games, passed away last Saturday at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. The pioneer debuted his Magnavox Odyssey computer game system or "Brown Box" in 1972 ahead of Atari, who emulated his success. Baer, who was an employee at a defence company, convinced his superior to fund his work. The system went on to sell 300,000 units for the company and created a whole new gaming industry as well as to spark the inspiration of many game developers, including this author.